“𝘕𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘶𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘨 𝘋𝘖𝘚𝘛 𝘴𝘢 𝘣𝘶𝘩𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯. 𝘏𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘺𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘭𝘰𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘢 𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘨𝘰 𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢 𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘱𝘣𝘶𝘩𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘢 𝘵𝘪𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘢 𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘴𝘢𝘴𝘺𝘰𝘯. 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘢𝘴𝘢 𝘱𝘰 𝘬𝘢𝘺𝘰 𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘶𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘶𝘢𝘯 𝘯𝘨 𝘋𝘖𝘚𝘛 𝘯𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘸𝘪𝘯 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢 𝘭𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘬𝘵𝘰.”
A quoted statement from Ms. Ensia B. Amino, president of M’lang United Bangsamoro Women Association during the project monitoring of DOST XII - Cotabato Provincial Office.
M’lang United Bangsamoro Women Association (MUBWA) is composed of 233 women members from the different barangays of Mlang municipality located at P-8, Bialong, M’lang, is one of the beneficiaries of DOST-Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) Program last August of 2021.
A total of PhP 650,000.00 worth of equipment such as 10 Units of Singer Sewing Machine, 4 units of Juki sewing Machine, 3 units of Embroidery Machines, 24 rolls of all types of fabrics, 20 pcs Scissors, and 1 set of Tape Measure, 3 units of Edger Machine, to improve their operations and thus boost their productivity and competitiveness.
The enterprise has been producing garments and handicrafts such as long dresses, hijabs, rugs, face masks, beddings, uniforms (office and school), curtains, and bags.
3-day Training for Garments Making (Ladies and Mens Wear) was conducted to the aforementioned to utilize and maximize the technologies granted to them.
With DOST XII interventions, M’lang United Bangsamoro Women Association was able to relatively increased the types of products they produced. With increased production, income generated by the enterprise expectedly increased as well.
Finished products like garments and handicrafts are tailored for customers’ preferences. As a result, the association penetrates the market not only in the province of Cotabato but in other provinces as well.
MUBWA’s aspiration to preserve the Muslim culture and the empowerment they endow to women makes MUBWA a community worth emulating and which stories are worth telling. ### (TA)